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NYC's libraries need more funding. All we need from you is one sentence.


We're asking New Yorkers to tell us how libraries have changed their lives in one sentence.

How has the library helped you or made a difference in your life? Why do you love your library?

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IT opens new worlds through books

Gina north Forest Hills

Books have always held a special place in my heart - a place to explore, a place to escape, a place to adventure, and a place to fly freely. I am now retired, and spend much time away from the city, but can travel there every day, electronically ;-))

Safta Lewis & Clark

New York Libraries have enriched and opened up my kids & I minds with the different programs they offer all around the five boroughs.

Gwendolyn Queens Village Branch, Queens Village, NY

I love my library because each book that I read helps me to become a happier, more useful, and better educated citizen.

Isay Manhattan

I could never have gotten crucial information and help about verbal abuse that I was experiencing, without the help of the e-books I borrowed at the library (without my abuser's knowledge)-- THANK YOU!!

Isabella Aguilar

Libraries equal future and evolution to me since they have endless resources to aid young and old in expanding their knowledge and developing themselves in order to acheive a better tomorrow.

Nick Brooklyn, NY

There's a story about a library lurking in every poor kid who became a successful adult.

Scott Henrico County Public Library

It allows me to access my e-mails and print occasionly

Patricia Seaside

Without easy access to books, I probably never would've read.

Shaheed Staten Island

If you are looking for resources, entertainment and offers combined, go to the nearest NYPL Public Library just to find those things.

Fuat Castle Hill Library

Investing in libraries means that words will never fail us.

Andrew New York

You don’t need to have a mother who is a librarian to know how important local library services are, but it helps!

Andrew New York

My library was the only thing that helped me improve my english, allowing me to go from struggling over simple children's books in the beginning to reading Dicken's David Copperfield in a week. It was the only place I could escape to when I didn't know how to communicate in such a foreign land

Flavia Highlawn Branch in Brooklyn